Similar to @sammi 's NVIDIA related news thread Nvidia News I'm creating this thread to bring you news about Advanced Micro Devices(AMD)' Radeon graphics subsidery ; mainly about development in their desktop business. So here we go:
- Sapphire Radeon R9 290(reference) gets pictured, estimates a US $449.99 MRP
Same reference design as its big brother the Radeon R9 R90 will likely sport 2560 stream processors, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 4 GB of memory across 512-bit memory bus width.
- Radeon R9 280X revision in late-November
The red team is gearing up to revise the ASIC of its newer batches of R9 280Xs' running almost an year old "Tahiti XT2". The new batches which'll start shipping this November will be powered by Tahiti revision "Tahiti XTL", designed to consume less power, hindering acceptable heat output and in turn greater performance/watt ratio. AMD will not announce the revision publicly, as they will incorporate a "running change" to its AIB partners, where there'll be no announcements as well as no new naming. Only way to distinguish the change is via GPU-Z
- Non-reference AIB partners' Radeon R9 290Xs to be available late-November/December
According to SweClockers, the non-reference air-cooled, water-cooled variants of Radeon R9 290Xs are to be available in late-November/December. Aside from reference based SKUs' biggest market, the pre-built desktop OEMs, AMD has to sell its reference card stock quickly to lift the non-reference design embargo.